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Catharine Young Wins Re-Election — Against an Actual Opponent This Time!

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Yesterday, Catharine Young was re-elected to a sixth term in the New York State Senate, despite a challenge from Democratic candidate Lee Hyson.

“Keeping the Republican majority of the state Senate is critical…said Young, because without it New York City and downstate Democrats would control the state government.”

Senator Catharine Young has been a well-paid puppet for New York City business owners who have given her tens of thousands of dollars in “campaign contributions” for the previous 2 election cycles (she ran unopposed in both of them). However, since she is no longer the chair of the Housing committee, she hasn’t been receiving quite as much money from wealthy New York City landlords:

Catharine Young's contributions from landlords 2016

Did they pay her enough money to get her to re-introduce their anti-tenant bills this year? Probably. We’ll find out when the session begins in January.

Catharine Young Re-elected Yet Again!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Catharine Young has been re-elected to a sixth term. She ran unopposed, again, but gladly accepted over $250,000 in campaign contributions anyway (over $26,000 of which was from the real estate industry alone).

Catharine Young Real Estate Lobby Campaign Contributions 2014

Catharine Young Re-elected!

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Catharine Young has been re-elected to the New York State Senate. This is unsurprising, because she was running unopposed.

But why would an unopposed candidate need over $400,000 in campaign contributions (over $100,000 of which came from the real estate industry alone)? And more importantly, what exactly did she do with the money (which exceeds her salary by over 400%)?

Influence Explorer: Catharine Young


It’s worth noting that Rose Associates, LLC (which represents the owners of Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village property) and several other landlords are listed as her top campaign contributors.

Real Estate Industry Loves Catharine Young, Bankrolls Re-election Campaign

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Senator Catharine Young is up for re-election in November (as is the entire New York legislature), so let’s take a quick look and see where her campaign money is coming from.

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that the real estate industry is leading the pack by a hefty margin. Landlords love Cathy Young!

Influence Explorer: Catharine Young